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Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Using our online itinerary creator, Reykjahlid attractions like Mud Pots can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Small area to walk around with many venting, bubbling sulphur hot pots to see and hear. Not crowded when we visited in October but imagine it would be very crowded in the summertime. 
  • I really enjoyed this stop off, taking in the Martian landscape and peering into geothermal vents and mud pots. The smell is incredibly bad but that somehow makes the experience that but more fun! One...  read more »
  • The mud pots and fumaroles are amazing. This covers a large area and is easily accessible for anyone. You can see the gases rising from the highway. We worthy of stooping and walking around. You can s...  read more »
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